• Patient and Family Advisory Councils

    Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

    Eric Winer, MD, with a patient

    Since our inception in 1998, the Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) has served as a national model for healthcare institutions. By partnering with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center staff members regarding adult patient care, we help improve the patient experience and ensure patient- and family-centered care.

    What we do

    • Advocate for expanded patient and family support services, including the ability to book an appointment for the next day
    • Partner with hospital administration for increased staffing and improved scheduling, when needed
    • Implement better communication and service recovery, including Epic, our new shared electronic health and administrative record system
    • Improve infrastructure and physical spaces, including the design of our Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

    Get involved

    Do you want to share your voice and experience, guide the development of projects, and shape key decisions that affect the patient care and family experience at Dana-Farber? Contact us today.

    You do not need to be a member to provide your input, although new applicants are always welcome. Five to six key administrative staff members serve as voting members of the Councils. Other staff leaders are invited guests and routinely attend meetings.

    For more information about the Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council, including membership, please call 617-632-4319 or email pfac@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Apply to join the Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council

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